WhatsApp is no doubt one of the most popular social messaging apps out there and not even the likes of WeChat, BBM, Facebook Messenger or iMessages have been able to dent its popularity. Today WhatsApp announced via Twitter that it had reached a new milestone, handling 27 billion messages in a single day.
new daily record: 10B+ msgs sent (inbound) and 17B+ msgs received (outbound) by our users = 27 Billion msgs handled in just 24 hours!
— WhatsApp Inc. (@WhatsApp) June 12, 2013
WhatsApp handled more than 10 billion inbound messages and 17 billion plus outbound messages in less than 24 hours, bringing the total to 27 billion messages in a single day. In an earlier tweet posted last year, WhatsApp had explained that the reason behind the massive difference between the inbound and outbound messages was group chats.
The 27 billion messages in a day broke the apps’ own previous record of 18 billion messages handled on New Year’s Day. On December 31, the social messaging app handled 7 billion incoming messages and 11 billion outgoing messages.
Back in April, WhatsApp CEO, Jan Koum had revealed that the messaging service handled more than 12 billion outbound messages daily and had more active monthly users than Twitter.